1989 Domaine Huet Vouvray Le Mont Moelleux Premiere Trie
Chenin Blanc - 750ML
  • WA 99
  • JG 96

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WA 99
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, November 2015
Luminous golden-yellow in color, the ginger-flavored 1989 Vouvray Le Mont Moelleux Première Trie shows the subtle and herbal-flavored, coolish and aristocratic bouquet typical for this lieu-dit, which is adjacent to the... Luminous golden-yellow in color, the ginger-flavored 1989 Vouvray Le Mont Moelleux Première Trie shows the subtle and herbal-flavored, coolish and aristocratic bouquet typical for this lieu-dit, which is adjacent to the Loire with its green-tinged marl and silex soils. Very clear and delicate yet intense and concentrated fruit aromas, along with chamomile and mineral flavors on the nose, migrate to an extremely finesse-full and highly elegant palate with sweet peach aromas and a great and intense, stimulatingly pure, precise and salty but most of all endless finish. This Le Mont seems terribly sweet but isn't technically spoken: 79 grams per liter is 13 grams less than in the Haut-Lieu 1ere Trie and just a third of the Clos du Bourg 1ere Trie Essai. However, there is no fat or boldness here since the sugar is lapped around from the vivacious acidity and the crystalline minerality of this straight, filigreed yet firm and absolutely delicious wine that seems almost eternal in its vitality and energy. A gothic cathedral built on Chenin Blanc. According to Noël Pinguet there was no botrytis in 1989: "The berries were absolutely healthy when they dried on the vines in a vintage that is the best I have ever made and stays side by side with the legendary 1947." - Stephan Reinhardt
JG 96
View From The Cellar, October 2016
96+ I have been very, very fortunate in my lifetime to drink some of Domaine Huët’s greatest wines, but if I had to pick one single vintage since 1947 here to nominate as my favorite, it would probably be the... 96+ I have been very, very fortunate in my lifetime to drink some of Domaine Huët’s greatest wines, but if I had to pick one single vintage since 1947 here to nominate as my favorite, it would probably be the brilliant 1989s, which simply have everything that I adore in great Vouvray. The 1989 Le Mont Première Trie is still a handful of years away from complete blossoming, but its greatness is already manifest on both the nose and palate and it is all too easy to drink this wine right now! The bouquet is a stunning array of orange, apricot, heather, honey, chalky soil tones, orange peel, the first vestiges of barley sugar and just a whisper of remaining lanolin. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, pure and laser-like in its focus, with a bottomless core, great acids and outstanding length and grip on the still slightly shut down finish. Aromatically, this wine is already hitting on all cylinders, but on the palate, it is still asking for just a bit more patience. It will be magical! 2022-2085+.
Color & Type Dessert
Varietal Chenin Blanc
Country France
Region Loire Valley
Sub-region Touraine
Vintage 1989
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork